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(no subject) [Aug. 14th, 2005|01:45 pm]
Pedestrian Liberation Army

delmosapin (1:39:11 PM): radamacker is brads band?
mathslinger (1:40:40 PM): Rademacher is Mike Mencieze
delmosapin (1:40:56 PM): whos that
mathslinger (1:41:01 PM): with Mike Burnettnow too I think
mathslinger (1:41:22 PM): Mike M is the guy who fronts Fresno Famous
delmosapin (1:41:33 PM): h
mathslinger (1:41:46 PM): http://www.fresnofamous.com/
delmosapin (1:42:22 PM): i just heard them on soma internet radio
mathslinger (1:42:35 PM): no shit
delmosapin (1:42:39 PM): ya
delmosapin (1:42:50 PM): i guss its out of SF
delmosapin (1:43:03 PM): independant
mathslinger (1:43:15 PM): Im going to post this, do you want your screen name removed
delmosapin (1:43:26 PM): post what
mathslinger (1:44:05 PM): this conversation at least the last 10 lines of it
delmosapin (1:44:27 PM): you can leave it
delmosapin (1:44:36 PM): for all the sexy ladys
delmosapin (1:44:52 PM): im inde rock baby
delmosapin (1:45:02 PM): let me put it in your butt
delmosapin (1:45:21 PM): just kidding
delmosapin (1:45:36 PM): to much time in the mountains
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I love it when a plan comes together [Nov. 14th, 2004|11:03 pm]
Pedestrian Liberation Army

[mood |energeticantagonistic]
[music |everything I could download from subpop]

OK, so maybe I didn't plan on running late for class, just lucky I guess. Ya see the thing is, when I'm late I tend to implement this high stakes maneuver at the only intersection with a traffic signal that lies between my apartment and the campus. The move is as follows: if the light is red (and I don't want to wait) I will make a right turn and then make a left turn on the next side street, which leads me through a quite little neighborhood and right to campus. And because the street that I turn onto has two lanes in each direction I can swing into the left lane and then move almost immediately into the turn lane. So when I approach the red light, even if there is cross traffic coming fast I can cut in front of them and into the left lane as long as the approaching cars are in the right lane only.
In a nutshell, I cut in front of cars going 30 or 40 mph cause the lane I want is vacant, got it? Maybe I should post a diagram. The point is, I take this risk because I'm stupid and I have no perspective regarding the potential ramifications of my snap vehicular decisions. And I'm late.
Anyway I should get to the point. On the day in question I make this move and as I'm cruising toward my left turn and have the #1 lane all to myself, the van that I just cut in front off pulls along side and the driver yells "IF YOU WANNA COMMIT SUICIDE USE A GUN."
I'm not looking up at this guy as the left turn I'm about to make requires serious attention, as again I'm darting in front of a wave of oncoming traffic, but I can tell by the guys voice that he's pretty steamed. So without looking up a huge grin takes over my face. I guess I tend to find delight in the frustration of drivers. So he yells "ASSHOLE," and speeds off.
End of story.
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channeled rage [Nov. 5th, 2004|12:34 am]
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[mood |pissed offat cars]

I walk in fromt of cars for fun. fuck them they better stop. whats the big fuckin hurry. you want my death on your conscience. i was gonna do something with my life, maybe even something not evil, but no you were in a big hurry to get to the next red light. fuckin technology abuse thats what it is plain and simple.
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2004|12:41 pm]
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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2004|07:27 pm]
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so i began my internship at the <http://www.transcoalition.org>transportation and land use coalition</a> today. my first project is to draft a flier and a sample letter to go along with it. we're encouraging a regional transportation agency to consider pedestrian and transit-oriented land use when they're deciding which projects to fund. here's my draft sample letter:

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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2004|03:50 pm]
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Here you go, fun boys. So I have a cruiser that's currently rusting everywhere rust is able to accumulate, sad and disused because I can't ride it when it's raining.

Not because I'm opposed to getting wet, of course. But because the ride to work is all uphill, the damn bike has one gear, and the combination of rain on the outside of my glasses with fog on the inside forces me to either A) drive blind or B) stop at every intersection to take my glasses off, unbutton my raincoat, untuck my shirt, wipe off my glasses, and reverse the previous three steps.

Any suggestions?
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What I'm talking about. [Jan. 23rd, 2004|01:58 pm]
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Check it.

I rode up to a grocery store near my work just before Christmas to pick up some goods for the office party. The place didn't have any bike racks, so I chained the bike to one of the Christmas trees out front.
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2004|01:23 pm]
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Well shit! Why didn't anybody tell me that people signed up for this? Including one dawnjosie, who is the first member that I don't actually know.

Hot damn!

I guess that means that we should talk about something. I guess I didn't think through this whole "community" thing. I guess somebody else should say something.

Anybody want to go on a ride this weekend? Last week was canceled because Milemedeaf and Pounds flaked, and I didn't feel like riding on my own.

Again, the offer to use one of my bikes still stands, assuming someone picks up new tubes. Or maybe I will tonight, if anybody is seriously interested.
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(no subject) [Jan. 21st, 2004|04:30 pm]
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Despite milemedeaf's arguments to the contrary, this is open to individuals who prefer all forms of human-powered transport, not just walking, as milemedeaf, asshole that he is, insisted.

United in the hatred of cars.
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